Author: Darrell Giles

Ask Andrew: How you can help our city, and other burning issues

Each week, Mayor Andrew Antoniolli will answer your questions. He’ll tackle about 10 each week, so if your question isn’t answered here, please be patient. He’ll get to most of them soon. Some questions will require research, so they might take a little more time. To ask a question, fill out the form at the bottom of the page. Graeme Lewis: What things can I do to help you achieve your goals for Ipswich and how can I help the council to support and grow Ipswich? Put Ipswich first. We firmly believe that Ipswich has something for everyone: jobs,...

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Ask Andrew: Traffic, shopping, jobs and waste

Each week, Mayor Andrew Antoniolli will answer your questions. He’ll tackle about 10 each week, so if your question isn’t answered here, please be patient. He’ll get to most of them soon. Some questions will require research, so they might take a little more time. To ask a question, fill out the form at the bottom of the page. Mike Rule: Why is it that our rural ratepayers pay the same rateable amount as suburban ratepayers, yet most of rural ratepayers have no bitumen road, curb and channelling, sewage connection and no town water? Rates are charged to cover...

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Mayor welcomes 2800 new jobs at Amberley

Ipswich Mayor Andrew Antoniolli says new data showing there will be an additional 2800 jobs at Amberley by 2020 is welcome news on the back of recent job losses in Ipswich. “This is great news for the City of Ipswich,” he said. “More jobs for the region and, more importantly, jobs going into the future. Our Office of Economic Development has recognised the Defence sector as an emerging powerhouse in the region in terms of jobs.” Cr Antoniolli said jobs would come to fruition over the next 5-10 years and boost the entire Ipswich community. “There is a significant flow-on...

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Plenty of reasons for Ipswich to back defence giant’s $5 billion bid

Rheinmetall has confirmed it will build a military vehicle centre of excellence (MILVEHCOE) in Ipswich if it wins a massive Federal Government contract. IPSWICH is on the brink of a jobs bonanza if Rheinmetall Defence Australia is awarded a $5 billion contract to build the nation’s newest armoured vehicles. The military vehicle centre of excellence (MILVEHCOE) would be used to build 225 combat reconnaissance vehicles for the Australian Army as well as infantry fighting vehicles and turrets for the Australian and global markets. Ipswich Mayor Andrew Antoniolli said it was potentially great news for Ipswich as it would mean...

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Ipswich growth: Where the jobs will emerge

While the announced closure of two local meatworks has come as a body-blow to Ipswich, the region is confident existing and emerging industries will drive future investment and growth. Within the last week, commitments from Costco and Rheinmetall – if it can win its Federal Government bid to build armoured vehicles for the Australian Army – helped paint a brighter future. Jobs lost by meatworks closures potential jobs announced this week - Costco and Rheinmetall how many thousand dwellings in 15 years at Ripley, Springfield and Redbank Plains how many million dollars being spent on hospital projects All levels of...

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